work done in Lesson One:
1. The four
main parts of a plant
2. The function
produce seeds-structure of a seed
at the function of the flower in the last lesson we will now continue
to look at the function of the roots and stem in this lesson.
are asked to consider how water travels from the roots to the leaves
in a plant.
are asked to reflect on how blood travels through the body.
special pathways like veins in a plant?
Break a celery
stalk in half-children observe string-like structures or veins
a way to test if water travels up these veins
Place a celery
stalk in a jar of coloured water (red food colouring used)
celery stalk after an hour-the dye has begun to travel up the stalk
day the children observe that the red colour can be seen all the
way up the stalks and has reached the leaves (now a reddish/pinkish
are given names for these vessels-xylem vessels carry water and
mineral salts up the plant to the stem and roots.
will record their observations and findings from the experiment
will draw diagrams to illustrate the findings
used to take photos of the experiment on the celery
will be downloaded and printed to use in our class project on plants